Team India are due to cross swords with West Indies in the white-ball series that includes three ODIs and three T20Is. All games of the 50-over format will be played at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The first ODI is slated to be played on February 6 while the second and third ODI will be played on February 9 and 11.
While the ODI series will be played without crowds, the T20I series will witness 75% crowds in the stadium. All three games of the T20I series will be played at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Meanwhile, India and West Indies players are undergoing quarantine as part of safety precautions.
West Indies have been in surreal form as far as the T20I format is concerned. They recently got the better of the England national cricket team in the T20I series. The Caribbeans won the series by 3-2 and will be looking to win a series in India.
Former West Indies captain Jason Holder earlier remarked that West Indies has a strong team with all bases covered to beat Team India. Meanwhile, Indian youngster Ishan Kishan has been added to India’s T20I squad against West Indies.
Ishan Kishan added to Team India’s squad for West Indies T20Is: Reports
Ishan Kishan is part of the plans for the upcoming three-ODI series against West Indies, as per a news agency PTI. Now, he became the second player after Mayank Agarwal to get an emergency call-up owing to a coronavirus pandemic that unexpectedly struck the Indian team on Wednesday.
As many as 7 members of the Indian contingent tested positive for the coronavirus pandemic during quarantine. The list includes senior opener Shikhar Dhawan, reserve opener Ruturaj Gaikwad, middle-order batter Shreyas Iyer and net bowler Navdeep Saini.
The 23-year-old Ishan Kishan has played 5 T20Is. Although he started his T20I career by scoring a fifty on his debut, his form deteriorated as the games progressed. He aggregated 113 runs in 5 games. The young wicketkeeper-batsman will be looking to make his presence count this time around.